Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
140g/5oz plain chocolate, chopped into small pieces
225g/8oz caster sugar
170g/6oz plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
170g/6oz crunchy peanut butter
3 eggs, beaten
Heat the oven to 170C/325F/gas mark 3. Line a 20cm/8in square cake tin with baking parchment. Melt the chocolate, butter and sugar together over a low heat to combine. Do not allow to get too hot. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a large bowl. Mix the peanut butter into the chocolate mixture. Make a well in the centre of the flour. Incorporate the eggs and the chocolate mixture, using a whisk to beat out any floury lumps. Put into the prepared tin and spread flat. Bake for 20 minutes. The brownies are ready when they crust has set on the top but if you push a sharp knife into the centre there is still a little wet mixture left on it. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.
Note: These brownies are better undercooked. If cooked for too long, they become very dry.